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Codex Contact Point
Ahmed Mohammed ELHELW Codex Contact Point Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) 16 Tadreeb EL-Modarrebeen St., Ameriya, Cairo, Egypt Tel: +20222845522
E-mail: Egy.CodexPoint@gmail.com
Website: http://www.eos.org.eg
National legislation on food safety: FAOLEX

Competent authorities

Name of authority
National Food Safety Authority-Egypt
Egyptian Food Safety Aythority
Mandate/competence
http://www.nfsa.gov.eg
Under Construction
INFOSAN Emergency Contact Point
Ministry of Health Department of Food Control

Food safety and consumer protection – laws and regulations

The current list of legislation, related to food safety and consumer protection in each country, is extracted from FAO's database on Food Legislation FAOLEX.
While FAOLEX makes every effort to serve as a high quality, reliable source of information, no guarantee is given that the information provided in FAOLEX is correct, complete, and up-to-date.

The national Codex programme

National Codex consultative mechanism
Codex work received by Codex Contact Point in Egypt going first to specialised technical committee in the Egyptian Organization for Standardization and Quality (EOS) Participants in the technical committees are from: - Governmental Sectors - Industrial Sector - Private Sector - Experts - Academic and Scientific Institutions - Customers If the TCs sent any recommendations for scientific or market studies..., EG CCP transfers the documents to the relevant parties to be studied. Final decision should come out upon national consultation with participating of all stakeholders and key sectors.
Providers of scientific and technical input to national consultation on Codex
- Governmental Sectors (Labs @Ministry of Health - Quarantine @Ministry of Agriculture - EOS Ministry of Trade and Industry...) - Industrial Sector (Companies at holding company - Exporters - Importers) - Private Sector - Experts - Academic and Scientific Institutions - Customers (Customer Protection Agency)

Risk Assessments and Scientific Data

National bodies providing risk assessment and scientific advice
Till now there is no specific body, however most of them are related to Ministry of Health and Ministry of Agriculture and each ministry has such as scientific committee and may request risk assessment studies from accredited bodies to be implemented
Risk assessment, risk profiles, scientific opinions
ACRYLAMIDE LEVELS IN HEAT-TREATED EGYPTIAN FOODS www.eulc.edu.eg/demo/Libraries/UploadFiles/DownLoadFile.aspx?RelatedBibID... Risk Assessment of Lead in Egyptian Vegetables and Fruits from Different Environments http://waset.org/publications/10003150/risk-assessment-of-lead-in-egyptian-vegetables-and-fruits-from-different-environments THE MICROBIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF READY-TO-EAT-FOOD (LIVER AND KOFTA SANDWICHES) IN TANTA CITY, EGYPT http://bvmj.bu.edu.eg/issues/25-2/19.pdf
Official Laboratory
Central Laboratories (MOHP) Agricultural Research Center (ARC) GOIEC Labs
Official Competence
- Performing tests for food and water. - All MRLs, Chemical, Microbial, Pesticides...

Surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of food contamination

National surveillance systems – foodborne disease in humans
ُEgyptian Food Security Information Center http://fsic-eg.blogspot.com.eg/
National monitoring systems – foodborne hazards in the food chain
Ministry of Health